Bruins Check In On Wily

UCLA watched the Kahuku (Hawaii) defensive lineman, Salanoa Wily, during the spring...

Kahuku (Hawaii) defensive lineman Salanoa Wily (6-1, 270), was one of the surprise performers at the Oakland NFTC.

Wily, who has just one offer, from in-state Hawaii, has been a relative unknown, but said things are starting to pick up with his recruitment.

"Hawaii offered me early, but since spring practice started, we've had a lot of schools come by and check us out," said Wily.

Several of them are from the Pac-12.

"UCLA, Oregon State, Washington and Colorado all came by and Oklahoma came by too," said Wily.

The Bruins have started to give Wily a longer look.

"Coach (Mike) Tuiasosopo from UCLA came by and he's been starting to recruit me more," said Wily. "They have some coaches who played at Hawaii so they know about us."

Colorado assistant Andy LaRussa and Oklahoma assistant Jerry Montgomery also stopped in on Wily.

"So far, every school wants me as a defensive lineman, either as a tackle or an end," said Wily. "I want to play defensive end. I'm 270, but I can add more weight and stay at end."

Wily said he's completely open at this juncture.

"I don't even have a top five, I'm just looking at everyone and pretty wide open," said Wily.

Wily plans to camp at the All-Poly Camp, the PIAA Camp and the Utah camp this spring and summer.

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